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This course builds on MUSA 141 to provide students with further technical skills, musical knowledge and understanding through performance on an instrument or with voice. Students will gain further knowledge of the repertoire for their particular instrument and undertake a concert performance at the end of the semester. This course is only available to students in the Mus.B.
Public performance is also encouraged so that students continue to develop strengths in this area.This is the second course in a sequence that leads the student towards MUSA342 in which the student will be expected to demonstrate a high level of performance to an external audience.Students will attend individual lessons and performance classes.
Students who pass this course will have developed:* further technical performance skills in an instrument or voice;* further music understanding through performance in an instrument or voice;* an increased knowledge of repertoire for a specific instrument or voice;* improved public performing skills, including public speaking and engagement with one's community;* Transferable skills: Setting and achieving goals; time management; performance under pressure; persistent; self-motivation, connection to community.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
WorkloadStudent workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:* 12 hours attending lessons* 12–30 hours attending Performance Workshop (Wed 5:00–6:30)/other performance classes and/or masterclasses* 102–126 hours individual practice, rehearsals, final performance
The performance examination will be of approximately 15-20 minutes' duration, including technical exercises and at least one short recital piece. Performance demeanour will also contribute to the mark.30% may be based on "technical" material relevant to the instrument/voice such as scales and arpeggios, etudes and technical studies, orchestral excerpts, vocalise exercises, works that have a strongly technical component rather than an artistic/interpretative one.**40% will be based on the artistic performance of solo (or small ensemble) repertoire, and will take into account performance demeanour and presentation, interpretative insight, as well as the successful integration of developing "technical" mastery.* NB: please note, music performance courses are not eligible for aegrotat consideration**NB: in the case of some instruments (eg, brass) it may be deemed appropriate to examine this part of the assessment separately.The teacher's grade will consider such things as: an assessment of punctuality and reliability in attending lessons, consistency of practice and learning through the year, technical mastery gained through the year, breadth of engagement with the repertoire, participation in Performance Workshop (Wed 5:00–6:30), and any Performance Class specific to their instrument (if in addition).
The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:A+ 90–100; A 85–89; A- 80–84; B+ 75–79; B 70–74; B- 65–69; C+ 60–64; C 55–59; C- 50–54; D 40–49; E 0–39In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.
Domestic fee $834.00
International fee $3,600.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.